I wrote 2 weeks ago about my adopted little kitten Kegan, 6 months old now and cute and sweet as a button, who I rescused from a persian rescue group in San Antonio, were they got him from a "bad breeder".
Last week I had a complete blood work-up, and as i posted, it came out o.k., not great, but the vet said if it wasn't for his fever and lack of energy he wouldn't be concerned.
3 days ago is belly swelled up and today i took him to the vet. He did an ultrasound and his stomach is filled up fluid (He thinks it's FIP and I'm sick inside). He sent the culture to the lab and will let me know for sure tomorrow. I know the kind think to do is put Kegan to rest right away, as I know this disease gets really painful, and there is no cure. He said maybe he has 2 weeks, but god, right now he's still eating, and wants to be cuddled by me. It's so hard to do. I don't want him to suffer and get to that point, but putting a 6 month old kitty to sleep is a pain i can't describe. I cannot believe this is happening.
Now my 9 year old, who I rescued in January from the same group, as a big open sore on her leg. Perhaps it's ringworm that she got from Kegan? She hasn't been eating much lately as well, has a problem with all her fur and being able to throw up the hairballs (she can't, that's the problem). They've been sharing the same little box, etc. Tomorrow I was taking her to get some of her massive fur shaved down, put perhaps i should take her to the vet instead? I am so stressed out and beside myself as it what to do about all of this, and where i'm going to get the strength to have Kegan put down. I love him so much, in the 2 1/2 months I've had him. I know everyone thinks their cats is the sweetest, but he IS such a sweet little guy, always meowing to you when you talk to him and a little baby doll face with 4 white paws and the most fluffy tail i've ever seen. I've been crying all day. . .